Tottenham vs West Ham Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Tottenham vs West Ham in Premier League.
Tottenham vs West Ham Match Preview
Tottenham Hotspur will hope to continue their winning ways when they welcome bitter London rivals West Ham this midweek. This Premier League (PL) Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham fixture will be played at Wembley on Thursday, December 4, so check the match preview, betting tips and predictions for this clash between city rivals.
In more ways than one, it has been a disappointing season for Tottenham. After 21 games, they are fifth in the table (40 pts, W12, D4, L5). Leave alone challenging for the PL title, it looks like the race to top-four is a tough one for the Spurs. As of now, they are four points behind Liverpool, who have played a game extra. A win for the hosts in this Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham fixture will cut down the deficit to just one point. After the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Manchester City, Tottenham recovered well to post three successive wins, including the 2-0 win at Swansea on Tuesday night. Can they continue to keep picking wins? Good news for their manager Mauricio Pochettino is that his top scorer Harry Kane has recovered from illness and played around 20 minutes, so he could be in the first eleven against West Ham.
West Ham’s revival under David Moyes has seen them stay away from the relegation zone, although they aren’t yet out of danger. After 21 matches, West Ham find themselves 16th in the table (21pts, W5, D6, L10) which is just one point ahead of the bottom three, who have played a game extra. But, such is the close fight among the teams that a win for West Ham will take them as high as 11th in the PL table! The hope for the Hammers stems from the fact that they have lost just once in their last six PL games (W3, D2, L1). That run came right after a horrific run of form which saw them stay winless in eight PL games (D3, L5). Can the visitors continue their resurgence? In the last game they beat West Brom 2-1 despite the fact that they were losing at the half-time. Andy Carroll exploded and scored two goals for the important three points.
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham H2H
The Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham fixture has been evenly contested, with the last ten PL encounters witnessing five Tottenham wins, four West Ham wins, and one draw. However, points have not been shared in this fixture since February 2015. There have been only two draws between these two sides since March 2011!
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham Team News
Tottenham will be without Toby Alderweireld and Danny Rose for this encounter, while Mousa Dembele is a doubt!
West Ham will not have Sam Byram, Jose Fonte, Edimilson Fernandes, Michail Antonio, James Collins, Diafro Sakho, and Aaron Cresswell for this Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham fixture.
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham Probable Line-ups
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Sissoko, Winks, Heung-Min, Alli, Eriksen, Kane.
West Ham: Adrian, Reid, Ogbonna, Rice, Zabaleta, Noble, Kouyate, Masuaku, Lanzini, Ayew, Carroll.
Tottenham Hotspur vs West Ham Predictions
With both sides playing twice in under two days, this could be a sluggish encounter. But, all four of West Ham’s latest encounters have produced over 2.5 goals. For the hosts, four of their last six PL encounters have ended up with over 2.5 goals. We believe that there will be goals in this fixture. Also, backing draw-Tottenham at half time-full time looks a good betting tip as well.